Northeast Missouri Production Sale
**DATE CHANGE** Friday, October 16, 2020
11:00 AM ~ Memphis, MO


Sale Updates, Outs & Sale Order


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NEMO Sale Catalog Click on this link to open the pdf: May take some time to download.

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A group of 60+ head of Registered and Identified Holsteins ready to milk and be part of your herd. Top pedigreed open heifers, several springing and just fresh heifers ready to milk. Cattle will be tested for interstate shipment. Lactating Cows calving prior to two weeks before the sale will be tested for staph aureus and strep. Contact Wilson Martin 660-216-3558; or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to leave a bid or to receive a catalog.

Cla-Cor Farms LLC
Complete Dispersal
October 23, 2020, Easton, MO


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If you are unable or choose not to attend the sale, we welcome you to contact the owners or sale managemen t to schedule a private viewing of the cattle prior to the sale. Dallas Cornelius 816-262-1225, Scott Courtney 563-380-1318 or Tim Ewing, Holstein USA Field Rep 417-818-6455 for more information or to leave a bid or to receive a catalog. Online buying through Cowbuyer.

Missouri Amendment 3
Farm Bureau explanation

Information from Missouri Farm Bureau including State Map

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October 10-11, Marshfield, MO; Webster County Fairgrounds
Held because of the cancellation of the MO State Fair
Judge: Rob Leach, Linwood, KS

Open and Junior All-Missouri Show
2020 3-Year-Old Futurity will be held in conjunction with the State Show


Entries due: Oct 1
Entry Fee: $15/animal
Friday, October 9 @ 6pm: May arrive at Webster County Fairgrounds
Saturday, Oct 10 @ 5pm: In-Place (May arrive later if contact Jodi Wright)
Show Begins Sunday, October 11 @ 10am
Release: Conclusion of Show Oct 11

Rules, Entries and Important Info:

The Missouri Holstein Board of Directors and Show Committee are striving to make a member friendly show. We are seeking monetary sponsorships and items. Hope to have a silent auction show day. Please read the complete rules at the link below. If you have questions or concerns or need to make special arrangements please let the show management know ahead of time. If we receive enough class sponsors we hope to provide some premiums after the show.

1. See Rules and Health requirements below.
2. Entries due Oct 1 @ $15 / head. Late entries accepted, contact show management.
3. 3-Year Old Holstein Futurity will also be included in this show. (Please enter if you have received paperwork from Jodi)
4. This will be both the show where Open All-Missouri awards will be determined and Junior All-Missouri awards
5. If you are not a current MHA member you are welcome to pay your dues and participate (will not qualify for All-MO Awards).
6. If you would like a printed copy of entry rules and forms mailed please contact Jodi.
7. Due to positive cases of Vesicular Stomatitis, the City of Marshfield requires up to date health certificates to enter the grounds. If cattle originate from a county that has confirmed cases four days prior to the event you must obtain a health certificate. NO EXCEPTIONS. See details on rules. Identify if your county is affected using the map at Agriculture.Mo.Gov.

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Show Rules
Entry Information

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A big THANK YOU to the
Sponsors for this year's All-State Show!

Dave Cochard, Mike Hackmann & Roy Parsons, U-Wing, Tri-Day, Robthom, Scott Wilson, Toecky, Groves-View, Nel-Rose Holsteins, Scotland County Livestock, Shatto Farms, Mi-Wil, Karl Wilke, Robert & Janice Perry, and Wrightvale


Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors Nominations DUE
Nominations Due October 31, 2020

Taking Nominations for all award categories.

Anyone can nominate an individual for Missouri's Dairy Hall. Nominations are due October 31, 2020. The categories for nominations are listed below.

Past award winners are on the website:

Nomination forms are attached and online at:

for the:
1. Distinguished Dairy Cattle Breeder Award
2. Dairy Leadership Award:
3. Pioneer Dairy Leader
4. Meritorious Service Award:

Nominations are due back to Gloria Johnson by October 31, 2020, either by e-mail or regular mail.

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors
c/o Gloria Johnson
223B Mumford Hall
Columbia, MO 65211

or Dr. Rex Ricketts

Thank you for helping recognize those who have contributed to Missouri’s dairy industry.

1. Dairy cattle breeder: How does the living and active nominee stand out among his/her peers as an outstanding breeder of dairy cattle? In what ways have the accomplishments of the nominee been recognized?
2. Dairy leader: What leadership positions has this person held and what accomplishments have been made that contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
3. Pioneer dairy leader (a deceased person): What leadership positions did the person hold and how did the person contribute to the welfare of the Missouri dairy industry?
4. Meritorious service: What kind of service did the nominee provide to the Missouri dairy industry and how did this service aid the industry?

Click here to download a Nomination Form.


Thirteenth Annual Cow of the Year Contest
Do you have a special animal on your farm? Is she a high producer, great flush cow, excellent brood cow, or just one that is a favorite for your family? The Cow of the year contest is for you. You can nominate any animal that you think deserves Cow of the Year recognition in Missouri.

This is a reminder of the requirements to participate. The winner will be voted on in the December Pulsator newsletter and the winner will be announced at the State Holstein Convention in January. A special traveling trophy and a personal award will be given.

2020 Requirements:

  1. Animal has to be bred & owned by nominator and be 87% RHA. May be adult or junior owned.
  2. Animal has to be alive on 1/1/20
  3. The animal must be nominated in any one of the four issues of the Pulsator Newsletter OR the Mid-States Holstein News with or without photos with indication of nomination in ad. Any size ad qualifies, but it must include the cow of the year logo in the ad.
  4. The animal must be a milking age female.
  5. Ballots will be in the Pulsator after the December Mid-States. Each paid adult or junior member, age 9 and up by January 1st (the year of the nominations) can vote. The ballots will include birthdates. Results will be given at the State Convention.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY: The December issue of the Pulsator and the Mid-States is the final edition that an animal can be nominated for Cow of the Year. Pulsator deadline - November 20, 2020; Midstates deadline - NOVEMBER 10, 2020. Remember you must have an ad to nominate your cow.




Several people are planning on attending as many meetings as possible to help inform members of activities and plans: Jodi Wright, Secretary; Katie Wantland, Jr Advisor; Tim Ewing, Holstein Field Rep; Tommy Scrivner, President. Meetings are scheduled for November.

Monday, November 16 South Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Monday, November 16 Southeast District
Evening Meeting

Tuesday, November 17 Northeast Central District
Lunchtime Meeting

Tuesday, November 17 West Central District
Evening Meeting

Wednesday, November 18 Southwest District
Lunchtime Meeting


PULSATOR - Fall 2020

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It has come to our attention that some of you have not received your Fall Pulsator. They were mailed September 1 and are somewhere in the postal system. All of this is out of our control. We are terribly saddened by the delay and have tried to locate and do something about the delay, but to no avail.

We have received word that much of the postal delay is political and has drastically worsened in the last couple of months. Everyone is telling us they hope it improves, but no guarantees. Once again, we appologize for the inconvenience and know that it will be coming your way.

Watch your Mailbox!

Shannon (Wilson) Kleiboeker and Jenna Wilson will be heading the mantel of the newly envisioned "Pulsator" magazine. Missouri Holstein is expanding the current Pulsator. They look forward to reporting on and participation from the states diversified dairy breeds and business models. We are looking to still have four issues a year and hope to reach ALL of Missouri’s Dairy farmers and enthusiasts with news, events, articles, and pictures that highlight our state’s wonderful dairy industry and the individuals that keep it going. This publication invites ALL aspects of the dairy industry including ALL breeds and legislative dairy groups.

Don't forget to nominate your 2020 Cow of the Year in the December Issue!

If you are interested in advertising your farm, cattle, or business contact Shannon Kleiboeker ASAP for details on the multi-issue rates. We are excited about uniting the Missouri dairy industry! Want to know more how you can get your association's information included FREE be sure to contact Shannon.

Deadline for the next issue is November 20.

Watch for your copy and contact Shannon below for more details!
Shannon Kleiboeker or 417-737-2876


Sept. 21 - Dec. 11

Earlier this month, USDA announced up to $14 billion in direct payments to farmers through the second round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The Farm Service Agency (FSA) will accept applications Sept. 21–Dec. 11. CFAP 2 will include more commodities and new calculation methods for assistance.

For dairy, producers will receive a $1.20 per hundredweight payment for April 1–Aug. 31 production, as well as a payment of $1.20 per hundredweight for estimated production between Sept. 1–Dec. 31.

To apply online, eligible dairy farmers should visit and either access your USDA account or create one. If you are an eligible dairy farmer and are interested in filling out the CFAP 2 application manually, download the application form, AD-3117, and return it to your local FSA office in person, by mail, email or fax.

Missouri Holstein Distinguished Service Award

Due November 1, 2020

The Distinguished Service Award is bestowed upon a living current or former member, who in the opinion of the Missouri Holstein Association, has rendered outstanding and unselfish service for many years and thereby has made a notable contribution to the advancement of the Holstein breed in Missouri. Nominee may be a living or deceased member and will be selected by an anonymous panel appointed by the president. Nomination forms available by downloading here and accompanied by one letter of support. Nominations are saved for 3 years. There are no current nominations.

MU Extension - Dairy Science Podcast

Dairy Science digest is a new podcast developed to share current research published in the Journal of Dairy science. Designed never to exceed 22 minutes, it provides ONLY the "need to know" info.

New podcasts are released monthly. Check them out here: here

For more information or to contact Specialist: Reagan Bluel 417-847-3161 (text) or

Women In Dairy

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 12 noon.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 @ 12 noon.
Three ways to attend:
1. Attend in person at Extension Office - Ted Probert.
2. Call in (conference call): 1-312-626-6799. Meeting ID: 917-6430-1750
3. Zoom Webinar: Login: (must create account before event). Meeting ID: 917 6430 1750 Passcode: 933395

Passing of Members

In Memory - Clejo King
April 14, 1925 - October 4, 2020

King Farms

Clejo King, Clever - After a life well lived and well loved, the woman we called mom, grandma and great-grandma earned her angel wings. Clejo Little King made her journey home to be with the Lord and the loved ones that have passed before us on Sunday, October 4. The legacy she leaves behind after her 95 years on earth is something in which she should be proud!

Clejo Little King was born on April 14, 1925 to Marvin and Dorothy Little in a loving home near Clever, MO. She was the oldest sister to her three brothers, Woody, Forrest and Gerald.

After graduating from Clever High School Clejo attended Draughon Business College in Springfield, MO. Upon obtaining her degree she worked for Heer's and Harry Cooper's Supply Co. before marrying and starting a family with the love of her life, Joe King.

Joe and Clejo were a perfect pair. Joe's ambition and her business savvy resulted in a very successful farming career. She was incredibly proud to be "a farmer's wife," but we all know she was so much more. Together they established King Farms raising hundreds of award winning, registered Holstein cattle near Clever, MO.

Although she was proud of the farm, it is safe to say that Clejo's proudest accomplishment was her children: Mike, Pat and Pam. She never passed up an opportunity to lovingly share about her family.

Clejo is survived by son, Mike King and wife Bonnie along with daughter, Pam Hedgpeth and husband Kent. She is also survived by grandchildren Brad (Lindsey), Mikki (Brian), Steve (Natalie), Josey (Thomas) and Molly (Zane); and great-grandchildren Carly, Evan, Trenton, Carter, Kale, Kingston, Riley, Sterling, Ellie and Avery.

Many loved ones including her loving husband, Joe; son, Pat; parents and three brothers have passed before her. We are comforted by the reunion we know they had in Heaven upon Clejo's arrival!

Clejo had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren! Her home hosted countless sleepovers where she served as a short order cook and was always up for a craft or board game. She and Joe attended as many of their grandchildren's athletic events and other activities as they could fit on their calendar. "King Farms" was on the front of many of their grandchildren's jerseys, and a trip to Dairy Queen was always on the schedule after the games.

Clejo was a devoted member of Clever United Methodist Church. She and Joe raised their family in the church, attended every Sunday they could and sang in the choir. During her lifetime she was active in the local 4-H club, the Missouri Holstein Association, Extension Club and PTA. She was also an avid Clever Bluejay fan and a supporter of public education. Her hobbies included creating beautiful oil paintings and spending hours in her elaborate garden.

Throughout the years Clejo opened her home to many guests and taught us to always have an "open table" mentality. She was an extraordinary cook who could whip up a huge meal with few ingredients and on very short notice. Her fried hamburgers, roast and potatoes, fruit salad and peanut butter cookies were some of our favorites! She took great pride in cooking meals for those she loved using ingredients she grew in her garden and raised on the farm. Clejo would often surprise her children and grandchildren by leaving dinner, cookies or fresh produce on their doorsteps—a sweet act of love that we all miss so much!

On Wednesday, October 7 we will host an outdoor visitation from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Meador's Funeral Home in Clever, MO. A private funeral service will take place on the morning of October 8 at the Clever Methodist Church. We would like to invite our extended family and friends to join us for a gravesite service at Wise Hill Cemetery beginning at 11:00 a.m. As we celebrate Clejo's life we ask that those in attendance join us in wearing masks and adhering to proper social distancing practices. Although we would love to hug and shake hands with all who join us, we do not want Clejo's legacy to be loved ones becoming ill as we celebrate her life.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Joe and Clejo King Memorial Scholarship through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (P.O. Box 8960, Springfield, MO 65801) or to Jacob's Ladder End-of-Life Legacy Home (2343 N. Delaware, Springfield, MO 65803). We are incredibly thankful for those who cared for Clejo at her "home away from home" at the Bradford Court Assisted Living. In addition, we will always cherish the time we were able to spend with her during her last days thanks to the team at Jacob's Ladder End-of-Life Legacy Home. They truly cared for us all during this difficult time.

We would like to thank her for providing a loving place for our family to gather, the delicious family meals, the memorable holidays and for loving us all so deeply. We are so thankful God allowed us to call you ours!

With Love,

The Clejo King Family

Condolences may be sent to the family at Mike and Bonnie King, 201 E. Willow St, Clever Mo 65631

In Memory - Curtis Day
May 18, 1944 - September 1, 2020

Tri-Day Holsteins

Roger Curtis Day of Bolivar, MO passed away on September 1 at Citizens Memorial Hospital.

Curtis was born May 18, 1944 in Damascus, MD to Roger and Lucille Day and graduated from Damascus High in 1962. With an early love of cows, he showed Ayrshires as a boy. Soon, Tri-Day Holsteins was created in the Day family.

Curtis’s passion for dairy judging started with a win at the National Dairy Cattle judging contest in 1960 at fifteen years old. As a result, Curtis sailed to Europe with his team to compete in the International Dairy Judging Contest in United Kingdom, which they also won! He was very proud of the silver Milk-can Trophy that was presented to him by the Queen Mother.

Curtis judged county, state, national and international dairy cattle shows for over 50 years traveling across the United States, Mexico, and Australia. He put the same passion into the small county 4-H show as he did the World Dairy Expo’s International Brown Swiss Show in Madison, WI.

Curtis worked 26 years at the Damascus Post Office, while continuing to work with his parents to develop the Tri-Day herd. In 1989 with the farm pressured by suburban sprawl, Curtis with his wife, children and parents relocated the farm to Shippensburg, PA.

Showing cattle was a huge part of Curtis’s life and started with showing 4-H heifers at the Montgomery County Fair. He bred and showed with his family Champion cows at local, state and national shows with numerous All Americans; most notably four time All American Tri-Day Adeen and All Time All American Tri-Day Ashlyn. And Curtis may be the only person to breed a number one active Holstein bull and a supreme champion at World Dairy Expo.

Curtis is survived by his wife Ann McAndrews, son Matthew Day ( Dawn Zimmermann) and their children Madison and Daelyn of Springfield, MO, son David Day ( Susan Noftsger) and children Daniel and Lucy of Bolivar, and daughter Sarah Day of Burnsville, MN.

A funeral mass will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bolivar on Saturday September 19. Due to Covid-19 regulations, it will be by invitation only. The Sacred Heart Facebook page will provide a live feed beginning at 1:00 P.M. Internment, St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, Savage, MN.

Memorials preferred to Missouri Junior Holstein Association 11449 Lawrence 2220, Verona, MO 65769.

Condolences may be sent to the family at 4394 S 60th Rd, Bolivar, MO 65613


Dairy Margin Program
ENROLLMENT: Oct. 12 - Dec. 11, 2020

USDA Opens 2021 Enrollment for Dairy Margin Coverage Program; Ends Dec. 11, 2020

Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) for calendar year 2021. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) opened signup for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

The deadline to enroll in DMC for 2021 is Dec. 11, 2020.

The Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program will open enrollment Monday, Oct. 12 for 2021 coverage. You can enroll in the program until Friday, Dec. 11 through your local FSA office.

DMC is an effective voluntary risk management program that offers protection for dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price (the margin) falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer. “If we’ve learned anything in the past six months, it’s to expect the unexpected,” said FSA Administrator Richard Fordyce. “Nobody would have imagined the significant impact that current, unforeseen circumstances have had on an already fragile dairy market.

It’s during unprecedented times like these that the importance of offering agricultural producers support through the delivery of Farm Bill safety-net programs such as DMC becomes indisputably apparent.”

As of June 15, FSA has issued more than $100 million in much-needed program benefits to dairy producers who purchased DMC coverage for 2020, the agency noted in a press release.

Information regarding DMC can be found here.
USDA Dairy Margin Coverage Program - 2020
Rates for 2020:
- January Rate: 10.72. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- February Rate: 10.06. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment.
- March Rate: 9.15. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $0.35 per cwt.
- April Rate: 6.03. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $3.47 per cwt.
- May Rate: 5.37. Payment if buying $9.50 Insurance = $4.13 per cwt.
- June Rate: 9.99. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment
- July Rate: 12.41. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment

- August Rate: 10.83. Over the 9.50 threshold - no payment



-- LATE FEE of $10/Membership for Current members AFTER APRIL 14, 2020
-- Memberships received after June 1 do NOT qualify for State Sponsored Awards
-- NEW MEMBERS pay basic rates without late fee (June 1 award deadline still applies for current year).


A paid State Membership will reduce your registration fees 
and other Holstein Service fees. State Memberships are renewed annually for both Adult & Junior Members.

JUNIORS: If you are a Junior only member (your parents are not state association members, and you wish to receive the Mid-States Magazine then you must include $5 additional (per family) with your junior dues in order to receive the Mid-States.

Membership registration forms are available for download - Click HERE.
Please send completed forms and a check payable
to Missouri Holstein Association to:

Missouri Holstein Association
Jodi Wright, Secretary/Treasurer
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

For questions or more information, email


Or you can PAY ONLINE (click here)


If you need a Missouri state member's phone, email
or address click on the link below.

2019 Missouri Membership List - By District

2019 Missouri Membership List - By Last Name



October 1 MO All-State Show Entries Due

October 11 @ 10AM Missouri All-State Show & Futurity, Marshfield, MO
October 12 - Dec. 11 2021 Dairy Margin Coverage signup period

October 14, 12 noon Women in Dairy: Risk Management-Dairy Markets
South Central

October 16 Northeast MO Production Sale, Memphis, MO

October 31 Missouri Dairy Hall Nominations Due.
November Classification for Missouri

November 1 MO Holstein Distinguished Service Nominations Due

Nov. 9 Mid-East Fall National, Louisville, KY, Judge: Tyler Reynolds, NY

November 10 Mid-States Ad deadline

November 16-18 State District Meetings

November 20 Cow of the Year Deadline for Pulsator

November 20 Ad deadline for Pulsator to Shannon

December 11 MO Holstein Junior Award Deadline

National Holstein Convention 2012

Scholarship Listings

Dairy Shrine Scholarships

FFA Scholarships

Robthom Farm, Springfield, MO:

Groves-View Dairy

Missouri Dairy Hall of Honors:

Missouri Dairy Business Update:

Missouri Dairymen’s Resource Guide:

Missouri Dairy Association:

Dairy Agenda Today: Classifieds-Post and search for everything farm related: livestock, feed and used equipment

We would like to link our Missouri Holstein Members that have a webpage of their own to the Missouri Holstein Page. Would you like to have your page linked up with ours? Contact Jodi Wright through the feedback form and I'll explain how it will work. We'd love to have everyone listed. There is no cost to you for this service.


Tommy Scrivner
Phone: 417-543-0725

Vice President
Ryan Bilyeu

Jodi Wright
11449 Lawrence 2220
Verona, MO 65769

Director at Large
Scott Wilson


Mid-States Editor
Kate Geppert
4728 Co Rd 240
Kingdom City, MO 65262

National Director
Dwight Rokey
2021 F Road
Sabetha, Kansas 66534

Holstein Field Representative
Tim Ewing
4784 State Hwy PP
Fordland, MO 65652
417-818-MILK (6455)


If you would like more information on the following:

  • Cattle Available to Sell
  • Cattle Wanted to Buy
  • Consign cattle to State Sale
  • Request catalog for State Sale
  • Advertising in Mid-States Publication
  • Subscribing to Mid-States Publication
  • Senior Membership
  • Junior Membership
  • Show Entry forms
  • Information on Missouri Sho-Me Futurity
  • Want to advertise on Breeders Page on our website
  • Would like to link farm to Missouri Website
  • Other

Please email your request for information to the following email. Include the items you are interested in, your name, address, phone, and email.


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